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UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
Where does the realtors' commission come from in a short sale?
I noticed that this question was asked about a long time ago, but we want to contribute for anyone else that comes across this thread.

In short sales, usually the bank covers costs a ... more
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Ali B Talab, Real Estate Pro in 95008
Ali B Talab answered:
Offered above asking, now stressed about appraisal.
Hello,
I am a Realtor working in Bay area ( Silicon Valley).
It has become a norm in our neck of the woods, to pay 70k, 100k, 150k over asking price , and No loan ,
No appraisal and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 4:09am Home Buying in Seattle
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
My credit score is 769 on TransUnion and 762 on Equifax. Would I be able to get a mortgage with $5,000 down?
Unless you're a veteran, banks usually require at least 3% down. There are, however, some down payment assistance programs run through the state.

http://www.wshfc.org/buyers/downpay ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
Seller Withdrawing from Offer
This is yet another question which needs to be answered by an attorney that the buyer hires who will then review the paperwork and give an opinion. Dan's answer below is generally corr ... more
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Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
Professional/Lawyer Loans available in Washington?
Talk to a lender. As an agent I'm not familiar with the employment requirements of the various loan programs. I would guess thought that having worked with the firm may be a big benef ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 18, 2015 Home Buying in 98105
lynnnchase9, Other/Just Looking in Omaha, NE
lynnnchase9 answered:
How much should the average home inspection cost?
I think it depends on the inspector you choose to hire as well as the are you live in. If I were you, I would call the ones you are considering hiring and ask them what they charge. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Binh D Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Binh D Nguyen answered:
Crawl space foundation Vs Concrete in Seattle
It really depends on the builder, but most of houses that I've seen in Seattle that have a crawl space. I wouldn't be too worried with that because there are many advantages to having ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 12, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Virginia Ott…, Real Estate Pro in Duvall, WA
Virginia Otter answered:
Does anyone have a link to a good investment property calculator where I can calculate cash flow, etc? Thanks
https://www.calcxml.com/do/inv04 Here you go. There are others more in depth if you need them. Did you have a specific type of investment property in mind?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 3, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
so I want to buy a house there, but I found most of the houses built in 1920th, I want a releatively new with three bedrooms
Bryant and many of the surrounding areas are older as previous posts have noted ....if continuing to search , make sure that you are pre approved ( if needing financing ) and are prep ... more
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Kary Krismer, Real Estate Pro in 98058
Kary Krismer answered:
Where can I see monthly trends of the number of properties for sale in Seattle?
This is for King County. http://seattlebubble.com/blog/2015/03/06/nwmls-sales-and-listings-both-inched-up-in-february/
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 15, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Scott Saults, Real Estate Pro in 85143
Scott Saults answered:
Can you buy a home with a ITIN number?
Not to my knowledge but always check with a local Mortgage Officer for the most up to date information for your area.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 13, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
what is a resale certificate?
Great update below, be sure to keep us updated on your transaction.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 3, 2015 Home Buying in 98136
Tim Savy, Real Estate Pro in 98004
Tim Savy answered:
Zillow price vs. selling price vs. price i should offer.
Hi Char,

Thank you for the question.

I dont know if it is too late to give you advice on this sort of thing but this is typically how you decide what price you should be offering ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Looking for buildable lots where homes are selling for over $450k.
Hazel,
Are you looking in Seattle proper or the greater Seattle area? Almost any area will support that value in the city and most areas within 10 miles or so. Are you working with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
Can I terminate a purchase and sale agreement after inspection contingency? If I can, what I should do?
to clarify - When you say " after inspection contingency " in your question ......do you mean that you have already removed the inspcetion contingency ?

thanks
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 19, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Andrew OC, Home Buyer in 92704
Andrew OC answered:
Can I puchased a Home that has a Tax Lien as a short Sale, would a bank even lend me money?
If the escrow could clear the title of the home and you agree to buy a good title insurance policy, the lender would have no reason to reject your loan.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2015 Home Buying in 98136
gartero, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
gartero answered:
My husband wants to buy a condo but he does not have a SSN is there a mortgage company that can help us.
Hello Maria,
Please email me, we have a program available for buyers without a SSN. We are one of the few lenders in the country to feature this amazing program. gartero@govfg.com
T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 17, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Kate Garboden, Real Estate Pro in Bothell, WA
Kate Garboden answered:
Rental Investment - Cash Positive in the Seattle Area
Burien and the surrounnding areas such as Auburn and Des Moines are becoming more gentrofied. Meaning the prices down south are cheaper (3 bedroom for $175,000-ish) and more people are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 6, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
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